Re: [Authentic_SCA] Hoping for some help...
- In addition to Tangwystyl's wonderful advice, let me add this: in part, the
fabric that would be correct for your persona depends on time, place, and
societal ranking (I mean of the society you are trying to emulate, not the
A 9th century Pict woman would not have worn silk, but more likely wool. A
10th century Chinese princess would have worn silk. A 16th century English
noble woman would have had clothes of silk, wool, and linen. Time and place
matters for this question.
So where/when are you researching? :)
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- Marge asked:
> Would that be period?Well, the funny thing about the SCA is that it covers a wide range of time
and geography. For example, Fina, who has an early-period persona from
the Isles, wouldn't have traveled to war, as she told us earlier. For
Despina and I, on the other hand, in the first half of the 15th Century on
the Transylvanian-Wallachian border, we probably would have, because of
where the battlefronts were at the time and what it would mean if those
nasty Ottomans overran Brasov (yogurt EVERYWHERE!).
So you see, it's incredibly helpful if we have a general idea of the
when/where that interests you. Of course, that's harder since you're new
and may not have found your area/time of interest yet.
Welcome and good luck. I'll leave the question answering to the
Jeffrey S. Heilveil, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Amy Heilveil
>I've decided on late 14th century, hence the cotehardies, etc. Most
> So where/when are you researching? :)
likely England, though I am also interested in the Low Countries.
(However info on that area for the time period is
My 14yo daughter is doing the same period and we have made a lot of
basic stuff. I'm trying to figure out what might be nice for court
or a ball. Also, what might be good for a masqued ball.
(Specifically, masque ideas.)
My sons want to be Mongols which is proving to be a little more
challenging for me. Silk dels for 12 & 13 yo boys? I don't think
so. Linen doesn't seem appropriate, so cotton? Wool? I just don't
know... I am getting closer to actually being ready to cut
something out, finally, esp. with help from the link on this site.
But what to use?
Does that help?